Dublin and Belfast Inter-City Cup
The Dublin and Belfast Inter-city Cup was a soccer competition that ran for eight seasons in Ireland between and including 1941/42-1948/49. Each season's competition consisted of 6 teams from each of the 2 jurisdictions on the island of Ireland, the Irish Football Association and the Football Association of Ireland. Played in knock out format, the matches were played on a two leg basis. Dalymount Park, Dublin was used as the home venue by all the League of Ireland clubs. For the second round of the competition, the six first round winners were joined by the two best losers. It was an extremely popular competition, adding variety to the restricted war-time football diet and generated much needed and significant revenues to the competing clubs.
1941-42 Dundalk 1-0 Shamrock Rovers
1942-43 Shamrock Rovers 2-2 Bohemians (on aggregate, Shamrock Rovers won on corners)
1943-44 Glentoran 5-4 Belfast Celtic (on aggregate)
1944-45 Bohemians 3-2 Belfast Celtic (on aggregate)
1945-46 Shamrock Rovers 3-2 Belfast Celtic (on aggregate)
1946-47 Shamrock Rovers 4-1 Drumcondra (on aggregate)
1947-48 Belfast Celtic and Distillery declared joint winners
1948-49 Shamrock Rovers 3-0 Dundalk
Summary of Finalists
- * Includes shared title.
- Dublin and Belfast Inter-City Cup at the Irish Football Club Project
- All-Ireland Cross-Border Cup Competitions history